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Medicare Home Oxygen

Medicare Home Oxygen

DIANE Publishing. 2011

Studies have found that Medicare payment rates for home oxygen exceeded other payers' rates. Congress has reduced home oxygen payment rates, capped rental payments after 36 months, and directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, to use competitive bidding. This report examined Medicare home oxygen payment policy. It describes how Medicare pays for home oxygen; the effect on Medicare's payments of using other methodologies and rates; and changes in...

Home Oxygen Therapy: Information Guide

Home Long-Term Oxygen Treatment in Italy

Home Long-Term Oxygen Treatment in Italy

Springer Science & Business Media. 2006

The development of new therapeutic strategies and the minimization of both direct and indirect costs represent crucial goals in the management of chronic diseases, particularly when these are characterized by a high degree of disability. Chronic respiratory insufficiency (CRI) represents an example of a persistent disease worldwide, for which home management (i.e., daily nursing and treatment) was introduced more than two decades ago according to traditional operating protocols. "Home...

Long-term oxygen therapy

Long-term oxygen therapy

Springer Science & Business Media. 2013

Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy...

Oxygen Transport to Tissue X

Oxygen Transport to Tissue X

Springer Science & Business Media. 2012

The International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) was founded in 1973 "to facilitate the exchange of scientific information among those interested in any aspect of the transport and/or utilization of oxygen in tissues". Its members span virtually all disciplines, ex tending from various branches of clinical medicine such as anesthesiology, ophthalmology and surgery through the basic medical sciences of physiology and biochemistry to the physical sciences and engineering. The...